Recovering from a Stroke

A stroke can be the cause of temporary or permanent paralysis on one side of the body and recovery can be difficult.  A stroke occurs when the brain is deprived of oxygen which causes temporary or permanent paralysis on one side of the body. It can affect balance, vision, speech, memory, and cognitive ability. It can cause other complications like pain and muscle spasms. For these reasons, people Read More

Retirement for Those Born in 1955 or After

Retirement for Those Born in 1955 or After Full retirement used to be age 65. Not so anymore. Starting in 1983, Congress passed amendments that included raising the full retirement age incrementally for those born after 1938. So, for those of you born between 1943-1954, your full retirement age is now 66. You can retire as early as age 62, but you won’t receive your full benefits. Given the Read More

Family-Friendly April Fool’s Day Pranks

If you have grandchildren, you may become a victim of an April Fool's prank – learn how to fight fire with fire with these family-friendly April Fool's Day pranks. This April Fool's Day, don't let the kids have all the fun and get the best of you. It's time to show them your inner-child and let them know that you can get a little dirty when push comes to shove. Of course, these are all Read More

The Affordable Care Act & You

Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is a program that helped millions of Americans get health coverage without companies discriminating against pre-existing coverage.  Since 2011, Medicare beneficiaries have received free preventative screenings like colonoscopies and mammograms–where early detection can mean the difference between life or death. In addition to a host of preventive Read More

Popular Drugs Increases Risk of Dementia

A new study suggests that many popular prescription drugs actually increase the risk of dementia in older adults.  A new study from the University of Washington provides strong evidence and link between certain popular drugs and the risk of dementia in older adults. The drugs all share common mechanisms within key areas of the brain, but are normally used as ingredients in over-the-counter sleep, Read More

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